Selective Licensing Petition

South Manchester Tenants, Community Guardians, SEFRG and Manchester Student Unions have launched a Selective Licensing Campaign with Generation Rent.

The coalition of supporters is growing.

Rising rents and declining property standards will be monitored, and bought under control via a licensing scheme.

 So what will landlord licenses really do?

 

  • Improve enforcement
  • Reduce Tenant Exploitation
  • Banning Landlords letting properties featuring the following:
  1. Category 1 Hazards- Disrepair & Dangerous Living Conditions
  2. Pest infestations
  3. Overcrowding
  4. Illegal Houses of Multiple Occupation (unlawful extensions)

 

How?

Barring landlords with criminal convictions or a history of poor property management

Introducing basic requirements on gas, electrical and fire safety to qualify for license

This license lasts for 5 years and only fit & proper landlords qualify

Where?

South Manchester: Fallowfield, Withington, Old Moat and Ladybarn wards.

It’s already happening in Barton and Eccles.

Costs?

Licensing WILL NOT increase rents, the licence fee is tiny at less than 96p per week.

 

 For further information go here: https://twitter.com/SMCRLicensing

 Email here: smcrlicensing@gmail.com

 

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  • signed 2015-09-22 16:21:29 +0100
    We desperately need licensing and other forms of regulation that protect tenants and the community from exploitation. Housing is a need and the Council have a responsibility to ensure that everybody has a place to live, at an affordable cost. We cannot allow a greedy few to continue to extort huge profits from people’s need for housing.
  • @ManchesterRents tweeted link to this page. 2015-09-21 16:51:58 +0100
    Sign the petition: Selective Licensing Petition and protect communities from rogue landlords http://manchester.generationrent.org/licensing_mcr?recruiter_id=18012
  • @ManchesterRents tweeted this page. 2015-09-21 15:52:35 +0100